Central and Green Bay circa 1945

It's late in the afternoon. The shadows are directly from the west and the sun is still high. So it is probably late June or early July. The commuters are coming home, many wearing straw hats. Children wait for fathers and look at the train on the platform. The bus signboards say "North Evanston" and "Glenview-Northbrook." The train engine is # 1524. The sign on the bridge says "Chicago and Northwestern System - Pioneer Railroad of Chicago and the West - Since 1848." The sign in the intersection says "No Left Turn" (wonder how that worked?). The cars are all from the 1940's. Central Street has been a transit-oriented neighborhood since the early 1900's.